Charity Auction for Ryder

The Wilston-Grange Gorillas in conjunction with the Withers family will hold a charity auction to raise funds for children born with congenital heart disease.

Matt Trewhella (pictured centre), a key member of the Wilston-Grange Gorillas, is doing his bit to help out kids born with congenital heart disease.

Matt was touched by the story of Ryder Withers, a 13-month-old born with congenital heart disease in June last year.

Ryder has undergone countless surgeries, including open-heart surgery, all before his first birthday.

Matt has been leading the way for Ryder and his family in organising a charity auction for next month to raise awareness and funds to support the work of Heartkids Queensland.

“Ryder has touched the hearts of many Queenslanders in his short 13 months of life and my wife Lisa and I are so proud to have Matt to hold a charity auction for our son,” Ryder’s father Brendon Withers said.

Auction pieces including a few key items of sporting memorabilia will go under the hammer on August 11 in the name of charity.

“We hope to make the event a celebration of our son’s resilience, courage and bravery in his fight for life,” Mr Withers said.

Congenital heart disease affects six babies born every day being born in Australia. 

Ryder’s Broken Heart Charity Auction will run on August 11 from 12-3pm at Wilston-Grange AFC.

For more information and to purchase tickets click here.

You can also learn more about Ryder’s condition and make a donation here.

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